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Scott Chappuis, '12

Scott Chappuis, of North Canton, Ohio, graduated from Muskingum in May of 2012 with degrees in Communication and Mathematics. He is now living in Akron, Ohio, where he is studying at the School of Communication at The University of Akron.

Chappuis is a Teaching Assistant working on several lines of research, and plans to apply to Ph.D. programs in the near future, with the intention of becoming a college professor. In addition to his graduate studies, Chappuis is an adjunct faculty member in the math department at Stark State College in North Canton.

Chappuis’ has found his experiences at Muskingum very helpful since enter grad school. “In the communication department at Muskingum, we had a great deal of focus on theory and academic research. The senior seminar project was the most academic research that I did at Muskingum. Upon entering grad school, I realized that I was already farther ahead than the other grad students in my cohort. Many of them had never worked with theory, written a literature review, or completed an extensive academic research project. Being at Muskingum definitely helped me develop my skills as an academic researcher. In fact, because of my research at Muskingum, I was asked by a professor to become a research co-author on different studies that she was working on.”

Chappuis appreciates all the on-campus activities he was involved with during his undergraduate years; he was particularly involved with the WMCO, the campus radio station. “…When I was in high school, I was a bit quieter. Being at Muskingum really opened me up to people in so many different ways.”

Among his Muskingum highlights, Chappuis includes the opportunity to interview both John Glenn and John Tesh for WMCO.

Although not a history major, Chappuis credits Dr. Laura Hilton with much of his academic success: “If she would not have challenged me as much as she did during my first semester, I don’t know if I would have done as well as I did during my four years there.”